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2014-07-25 23:02:35

Three Stevens Institute of Technology professors in Hoboken, NJ are ensuring protective measures for storms are done the right way, as they are receiving $700,000 in funding to study the impact

2012-02-16 14:42:48

Resolving the world’s major challenges whether climate change, environmental pollution, urbanisation, our ageing population or resource scarcity requires a sweeping shift in our approach to sustainability research and education, a group of leading scientists told European policy makers today during the launch of their report “Responses to Environmental and Societal Challenges for our Unstable Earth” (RESCUE).

Federal Government Releases Action Plan To Address Ocean Challenges
2012-01-14 04:06:03

To address the most pressing challenges facing ocean, coastal and Great Lakes resources, the federal government today released a National Ocean Policy action plan.

2010-07-19 13:21:00

WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House today announced the creation of a unifying national ocean policy that will protect key natural resources and ensure that sustainability will drive future economic activities offshore and close to shore. "Our planet is 70 percent blue, and our national economic and environmental policies should keep it that color," said Chris Mann, senior officer for the Pew Environment Group.

2009-06-02 11:01:00

Symposium to Focus on Ocean's Role in America's Financial Future WASHINGTON, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- NOAA Administrator, Dr.


Word of the Day
sudarium
  • A handkerchief.
  • Specifically— The legendary sweat-cloth; the handkerchief of St. Veronica, according to tradition miraculously impressed with the mask of Christ; also, the napkin about Christ's head (Johu xx. 7).
  • In general, any miraculous portrait of Christ.
The word 'sudarium' comes from a Latin word meaning 'a handkerchief'.